Sean Hannity Gives Fired Obamacare Worker $25K
After contributing to the firing of an Obamacare telephone operator, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity has reached out to help the woman. Not only did he gift the operator, Earlene Davis, a year’s salary, he has offered to help her find another job.
Earlene was kind, thoughtful and honest. I am glad I could help her. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them to her
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 25, 2013
It’s no secret by now that the Healthcare Marketplace website has been pretty glitchy. In fact, there have been so many complaints about it that President Barack Obama announced a toll-free number earlier this week for people to call to submit an application. Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity decided to put the hotline number to the test on Monday.
When Hannity eventually reached Davis, the Obamacare hotline operator, he told her who he was and that she was live, and she agreed to talk with him. The host talked to Davis for about 10 minutes and asked her some questions about signing up for Obamacare, politics and the weather in her home state. Unfortunately for Davis, she was let go after she spoke with Hannity.
After Davis finished her conversation with Hannity, she says she was escorted to Human Resources and was told she was being fired. “I remember her saying, ‘We can’t have this type of stuff going on here, so we have to release you.’ They said no contact with the media. No type of media whatsoever. We’re not allowed to do that at that company,” the mother of two said.
While Davis could have certainly refused to talk to Hannity when he called in, Hannity felt pretty bad about playing a role in Davis’s firing. Hannity had Davis on his show on Thursday and apologized to her and offered to gift her a year’s salary tax-free–$25,000.
“First of all, I’m very sorry that you had to go through that. Especially because you were really nice, you were very kind, you were very honest, and I don’t want you to have to pay a price just for taking our phone call and their being punitive in some way, so I want to help you out here,” Hannity told Davis and then offered her the money.
Davis was very grateful for Hannity’s offer. “I thank God for you and your crew and everybody that’s listening,” she said. “This is really a blessing, I wasn’t expecting all of this.” Hannity has also offered to help Davis find another job.
Some Twitter users are giving Sean Hannity a lot of praise for helping out Davis financially after she was fired. What do you think of Hannity’s gift? Respond below.
@seanhannity Sean, you're awesome for helping that call screener, that was fired for talking to you find a job. God bless you!
— Mark Osterday (@markosterday) October 26, 2013
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@seanhannity you're a mensch to pay Earline's salary! Ppl fired her 4 talking 2 u about Obamacare failure. Whole administration needs to go!
— milo (@milosuperpug) October 26, 2013